There really is no better distraction than a good mystery novel. Added bonus: studies have shown that reading helps reduce stress and improve attention-span, an excellent side-effect of this hobby. Whether you want to get hooked on a series that will take you through months of whodunits, stay up late with a real page-turner, or bone-up on a good classic, T&C picked 15 of the best mystery novels for any mood or inclination, whether true crime, modern mysteries, or a classic detective caper, there is something here for everyone.
Fans of the TV show True Blood will surely enjoy the Southern Gothic Sookie Stackhouse series, which centers on a telepathic barmaid in Louisiana who finds herself tangled up with local vampires. As you might imagine, this is lighter fare, but super entertaining nonetheless.
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The Devil in the White City reads like fiction, but is actually a true-crime thriller. Author Erik Larson delves into the real-life bizarre tale of a murderer on the loose during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and how it changed America forever.
Did she or didn't she? The twists and turns of this psychological thriller won't have you checking behind every door at night, but will keep you guessing about main character Amy's state of mind up until the very end.
Tana French's popular Dublin Murder Squad series kicks off with In the Woods. Set in Ireland, the detective novel is hard-boiled and totally addictive; once you've rabidly consumed this one (it's impossible not to), take comfort in knowing that there are six more to go.
The award-winning mystery series from the 1990s follows park ranger Anna Pigeon through National Parks across the U.S. Track of the Cat starts in West Texas when a young woman's killing by a mountain lion looks too perfect to be real.
The original book on which Reese Witherspoon's HBO hit Big Little Lies is based is different enough from the TV show to keep even devoted watchers of the series interested.
Everyone knows Murder on the Orient Express, but don't sleep on The Murder of Roger Ackroyd幸运飞艇分析软件自动, which won "best ever crime novel" from the Crime Writers' Association. Belgian Detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a man who was stabbed while supposedly alone in a locked room.
Not a true mystery in the sense that we already know what happened, but Helter Skelter is a nail-biter. Told by prosecuting attorney Vincent Bugliosi, it is a deep dive into one of the most famous murders in American history.
Inspector Armand Gamache is one of the most beloved characters in modern mystery fiction history. Reading this debut novel, in which he investigates the death of a woman living outside Montreal, makes it easy to understand why.
Author Jessica Knoll takes us inside the mind of Ani FaNelli, a seemingly glamorous, up-and-coming young magazine editor who turns out to have a dark history that is slowly unveiled up until the shocking conclusion.
幸运飞艇分析软件自动When the body of Lydia Lee is found at the bottom of the lake in an otherwise peaceful town in Ohio, the mystery that quickly emerges isn't what happened to her, but what is her family hiding?
Weaving between past and present, The Eight follows computer expert Cat Velis and a novice nun living in 18th-century France and their connection to a significant chess set.
Barack Obama put American Spy on his 2019 reading list, and for good reason. It is written from the perspective of a former spy trying to explain to her sons why she is now on the run for her actions during the Cold War and what it means to be a "good American."
Set in a Benedictine monastery in 1327, The Name of the Rose explores fascinating conspiracy theories that are just one step away from reality. Or are they?